The Canadian and Korean asset management operations of two life insurers have agreed to jointly take advantage of rising institutional investor demand for Asian alternative assets.
A new piece of research by the Urban Land Institute and PwC says global investors are keen to pour more funds into the region, due to its economic strength and good demographics.
The Singapore state fund recently bought into impact investing specialist LeapFrog, and is eyeing more investments that combine strong financial returns with a positive social effect.
The unimpressive returns of alternative premia products of late are unlikely to attract regional asset owners to invest in them, despite their supposed advantages of diversification.
Dry powder targeting Asia Pacific assets hit a peak last year, which has fuelled private equity investor concerns over high valuations, finds a Bain & Company report.
Asset owners look for hospitality investments in Asia; multiple investors seek private debt possibilities in India; KKR seeks $12b for global infrastructure fund; Metlife's institutional asset management arm originates $15.7b of private debt in 2020 and more.
The insurer is turning to private equity as part of a search for more investment diversification and yield, says Hong Kong CIO Jethro Goodchild. Infrastructure debt is also gaining appeal.
The CIO of Asia's leading regional life insurer discusses how alternative assets help offset thin regional debt markets, and how infrastructure assets, in particular, may help offset this.
Schroders aims to more than double its QFLP quota to help satisfy demand from Western institutional clients for access to domestic China growth and venture strategies.
The rise of ESG investment, accelerated by Covid, has fuelled strong interest – and more funds – in green power. But asset owners need to acquaint themselves better with the sector.
Alternative risk premia funds are often touted as an appealing investment option, despite performing badly in recent years. Asset owners need to consider how much value they offer.
AsianInvestor gains a set of views from investment experts on how likely it is whether some commodities are poised to enter a lengthy period of rising prices.
Although some financial markets have a solid regulatory framework around tokenisation, investors remain wary of the concept for several reasons.
While gender lens investing metrics are still lacking, some experts say that rushing out a strict taxonomy at an early stage could constrain growth for the budding sector.
In today’s fast-paced trading environment, there is growing demand for unique data streams to help guide investment decisions. In a recent webinar, AsianInvestor spoke to experts in the field of alternative data to gain a more in-depth understanding of the latest available options, from geotagging to sentiment analysis through natural language processing, and other unique sources of alpha.
Institutional investors still believe private asset investing comes with extra challenges, but that the diversification and return benefits make it worth their while. A recent Schroders survey identifies notable increases in interest for real estate debt, infrastructure equity and insurance-linked securities.
In the first of a two-part series about the rise of token technology, experts outline aspects of blockchain-enabled securitisation of assets that could appeal to large investors.
The latest run-up in the price of Bitcoin has sparked more interest in digital tokenised investments, particularly among wealthy families and individuals.
The chief executive's decision to step down after nearly 17 years ends an era of rapid evolution. New CEO Dilhan Pillay will need to accelerate Temasek's move into modern areas.
Asset owners and managers are being drawn to private credit investments in China and India, but also other areas. However, Asia presents unique risk challenges too.